City Engineer

Job Title: City Engineer

Salary range: $80,000 to $90,000 DOQE

Location: Sturgis City Hall, 1040 Harley-Davidson Way

Department: Engineering

Hours: Full-time salaried (exempt) position. Eligible for benefits

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the design, review and management of City infrastructure projects, including those handled by outside contractors and/or engineering firms.  The City Engineer provides plan and plat reviews as well as assistance with easement and right-of-way management as well as long range planning.  This position maintains the City’s Engineering Standards and Specifications.  This position oversees the Staff Engineer and all engineering consultants.

Duties include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Design, review and manage City infrastructure projects
  • Oversee the preparation of design, engineered plans and contract specifications for outsourced City infrastructure projects and handle bidding and bid openings for these projects
  • Develop and maintain, revising as necessary, the City’s design standards and specifications to ensure that infrastructure is constructed to appropriate standards
  • Review development plans and permits for compliance with City design standards and specifications
  • Provide inspection of subdivision and development improvements
  • Oversee the preparation of plans and contract specifications for outsourced City infrastructure projects and handle bidding and bid openings for these projects

Qualifications & Experiences

  • Must hold a Bachelors’ of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited university
  • 5+ years engineering experience with project management oversight
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in good standing with the State of South Dakota (or able to obtain SD licensure within 6 months)
  • Significant design experience for municipal public works projects or subdivision and commercial development projects
  • Experience presenting design concepts at open houses and public forums
  • Engineers who are also certified with the State of South Dakota as a Licensed Surveyor will have preference.

All applicants must submit a City employment application as well as a resume and a letter of interest, which should include information about projects the applicant has designed.  Accepting applications until position is filled.  For a complete job description or if you wish to apply, please call Human Resources at 347-4422 ext 221, stop by City Hall, or email Lkatzenstein@sturgisgov.com

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